Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tribute to Walt Whitman set for Monday at Rutgers-Camden

A group of poets will be paying tribute Monday to Camden's biggest celebrity: Walt Whitman.

Tribute to Walt Whitman set for Monday at Rutgers-Camden

A group of poets will be paying tribute Monday to Camden's biggest celebrity: Walt Whitman.

Here is a description of the event:

"140 years ago, on May 20th, 1873, Walt Whitman came to Camden after having fallen ill. On May 20th, 2013, Sean Lynch will bring together Lamont B. Steptoe, the renowned contemporary American poet and Vietnam veteran, and Rocky Wilson, the puppet laureate of Camden and self-proclaimed Whitman interpreter, in order to pay tribute to the great Walt Whit. "

Monday's event, which is free and open to the public, will begin with a viewing of short documentaries on Whitman by filmmaker and Rutgers-Camden professor Robert A. Emmons. 

Where:
The Black Box Theater in the Fine Arts Building
314 Linden Street
Camden, NJ

Time: 6 to 8 p.m. 

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